E-Vapor-8 at Site Gallery
This event was recorded on 3 August and can be watched in full here.
— Carrie (@carrievernon) August 3, 2014
Exploring the legacy of 90s rave culture and its influence on artists today the discussion was led by E-Vapor-8 curator, Francesca Gavin.
Francesca Gavin, exhibition Curator and Chair of the event, will give insight into how she curated the exhibition and discovered a fascination with rave culture and happy hardcore young British and American artists.
E-Vapor-8 artists, Jeremy Deller, Adham Faramawy, Harry Burden, Lucy Stokton and Rhys Coren. Whether they actively participated or were indirectly influenced by rave, these artists explore ideas such as technology, collectivity, rebellion and psychedelia in their work.
Guest speakers included:
Winston Hazel, DJ and producer. As a true originator, Winston Hazel helped gift house music to the city of Sheffield in the mid-80s, organising parties combining new American dance sounds with funk, jazz and soul. Sharing some records and speaking from his individual perspective on the rave and dance scene, he will explore ideas of experimentation, shared positive mindset and rhythms which transformed peoples lives.
Alice O’Grady, Professor in Applied Performance at University of Leeds. Alice will talk about her own experience of rave, that began in the early 90s and included warehouses, beaches, festivals and more. She will examine the impacts that rave and DIY culture had on public policy and how it inspired other social movements.
Luke Bainbridge, Following the publication of his book, The True Story of Acid House: Britain’s Last Youth Culture Revolution Luke will speak about how the second summer of love is viewed 25 years on. He has interviewed most of the key players who led the revolution, from the DJs and musicians to promoters, gangsters and ravers – giving you an in-depth look into how the rave movement changed, and continues to change Britain.
When: Sunday 3 August, 2pm – 6pm, followed by drinks at Site Gallery
Where: Showroom Cinema, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX
Tickets: £5.00 / £4.00 concessions